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nvanlaar
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Message 11 of 18 (303 Views)

Re: Own drag-n-drop content?

11-30-2009 09:00 AM in reply to: GilesPhillips
> {quote:title=yschober wrote:}{quote}
>
> What if we made if possible to easily import blocks that were created in AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT and add it to your Symbols Library in Cooper. Would that be enough?
>
That would be a great start. I think native ability to create blocks would be better (as long as they can contain the same dynamic elements as current cooper blocks/symbols).
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nvanlaar
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Message 12 of 18 (303 Views)

Re: Own drag-n-drop content?

11-30-2009 09:10 AM in reply to: GilesPhillips
I see Cooper being used for real quick preliminary sketch work that perhaps someone other than an ACAD trained person could do, then pass on to me to detail and finalize a plan from. Or even better use a tablet and put something together really quick on a site visit and then bring it into the office to finish. (I don't currently have a tablet to test that ability, but it looks promising.) Customers often want to see something right there and then, but my hand sketching skills have always been lacking, this might fit what I need in that department.

I think importing ACAD blocks is a good idea, but what does someone do if they don't have ACAD? Is Cooper meant to be a companion, or a stand-alone? Is this going to be a subscription perk?

How complex can the blocks get?
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yschober
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Message 13 of 18 (303 Views)

Re: Own drag-n-drop content?

11-30-2009 09:10 AM in reply to: GilesPhillips
Hi Gilles,

Thanks for the quick reply and yes, I would love some sample drawings if you don't mind sharing them with us (we'll promise to use them for internal purposes only).

My e-mail address is yan.schober@autodesk.com.

Thank you very much!

Yan
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yschober
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Message 14 of 18 (303 Views)

Re: Own drag-n-drop content?

11-30-2009 09:19 AM in reply to: GilesPhillips
Thanks Nick - this is very helpful. Just like you suggested, Project Cooper is meant for someone that is not trained in CAD and doesn't need the full power of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. We actually expect that most of our users for Project Cooper will not have access to AutoCAD - but I could see a CAD manager (or AutoCAD power user) creating custom symbols in AutoCAD and then importing them into Cooper for the staff that is working with Project Cooper only.
*Nick Van Laar
Message 15 of 18 (303 Views)

Re: Own drag-n-drop content?

11-30-2009 10:23 AM in reply to: GilesPhillips
"We actually expect that most of our users for Project Cooper will not have
access to AutoCAD"

Which is why I ask what would they do without access to ACAD. I think
something simple like what Impression uses for a block editor/creator would
be perfect (maybe do it onscreen rather than have it's own separate editor
window.

BTW-Project Cooper looks to be some sort of blend of Impression and AutoCAD
LT. Heavy Impression with an LT core... I like the UI so far. Very
intuitive, but the palettes take too much screen real-estate and the toolbar
at the top doesn't resize for smaller screens. This should be a good
program for netbooks, I would think. Any testing in that arena?

"yschober" wrote in message news:6296589@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Thanks Nick - this is very helpful. Just like you suggested, Project
> Cooper is meant for someone that is not trained in CAD and doesn't need
> the full power of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. We actually expect that most of
> our users for Project Cooper will not have access to AutoCAD - but I could
> see a CAD manager (or AutoCAD power user) creating custom symbols in
> AutoCAD and then importing them into Cooper for the staff that is working
> with Project Cooper only.

--
Nick
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yschober
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Message 16 of 18 (303 Views)

Re: Own drag-n-drop content?

11-30-2009 10:45 AM in reply to: GilesPhillips
Not yet - but that's a good idea.

I agree with you on the palettes. We are working on a way to mitigate this problem. We are thinking about adding some way to easily collapse/expand all palette with a single click - do you think that this would fix the problem for you?

Thanks,
Yan
*Nick Van Laar
Message 17 of 18 (303 Views)

Re: Own drag-n-drop content?

11-30-2009 11:07 AM in reply to: GilesPhillips
I think a palette hotkey/button would be ok, but auto-hide palettes better
(like ACAD's and many other program's palettes do), otherwise an extra click
is required.

What about the current button (next to print)? Why can't a simple click
hide/un-hide and the side arrow be used for individual palettes?

Are hotkeys/shortcuts going to be assignable? (not a big deal, but a nice
touch).


"yschober" wrote in message news:6296630@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Not yet - but that's a good idea.
>
> I agree with you on the palettes. We are working on a way to mitigate this
> problem. We are thinking about adding some way to easily collapse/expand
> all palette with a single click - do you think that this would fix the
> problem for you?
>
> Thanks,
> Yan


--
Nick
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GilesPhillips
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Message 18 of 18 (303 Views)

Re: Own drag-n-drop content?

12-01-2009 12:44 AM in reply to: GilesPhillips
> This should be a good
> program for netbooks, I would think. Any testing in that arena?

I'd like to echo that thought - all of our sales team use laptops, a few of them the 'mini' sort. As a company we've not bought into netbooks yet, but I can see them being popular with our people who are on the road a lot, I think the next round of hardware upgrades will see netbooks emerging.

G
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